Fractal geometry of texts: An initial application to the works of Shakespeare

  title={Fractal geometry of texts: An initial application to the works of Shakespeare},
  author={Ali Akbar Eftekhari},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Linguistics},
  pages={177 - 193}
  • A. Eftekhari
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Physics
  • Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
Abstract It has been demonstrated that there is a geometrical order in text structures. Fractal geometry, as a modern mathematical approach and a new geometrical standpoint on natural objects including both processes and structures, is here employed for textual analysis. For this first study, the works of William Shakespeare were chosen as the most important items in Western literature. By counting the number of letters in a text, it is possible to study the whole text statistically. A novel… 
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